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Butch Phelps


Photo by Whitney Tressel


Butch Phelps is a songwriter, vocalist, guitar player, music teacher, and music lover who lives in Hell's Kitchen, New York City. 
As an acclaimed singer/songwriter, Butch Phelps released the albums Elevaters in 2019, Heavy Pour in 2018, and Butch Phelps & The Buck Ups in 2012. Additionally, having drawn from his years teaching, Butch released an album of original children music under the name Mr. Butch called Play Sounds in 2014.  
Butch has worked with producers Eric “Roscoe” Ambel (The Bottle Rockets, Nils Lofgren, The Yayhoos), Andy Chase (Fountains of Wayne, Smashing Pumpkins, Juliana Hatfield), Grammy winner Matthew Shane (Flight of the Conchords), and Tony and Grammy nominee Daniel Kluger (Broadway’s Oklahoma!). 
Most recently, Butch has teamed up with Tony nominated actor, writer, producer Arian Moayed (Succession, The Humans, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) to create The Man in Red (2020), a Christmas radio story with accompanying music album.
Butch continues to write and perform with his bands and alongside New York City’s finest musicians.


Sound Heights Records Podcast - 2/25/2019
Hear Butch discuss his earliest relationship with music, family, progression of bands, drums, Portland, OR, and what his new album ELEVATERS means to him.

Venues played

Rockwood Music Hall

The Lakeside Lounge

The 11th Street Bar

Lucille's Grill at BB King's 

The National Underground

The Cake Shop

Livestock! Music Festival

American Beauty NYC

Pete's Candy Store

Spike Hill

The Shop

The Way Station

The Rodeo Bar

The Bitter End

Figment Arts Festival

Hank's Saloon

Bar 9

Beast of Bourbon

Parkside Lounge

Kenny's Castaways

...and more



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